Tag Archives: Pesaro

Home for the holidays

We’ve headed home to the U.S. for the holidays and I’m in Chicago now. Talk about some reverse culture shock! Big SUVs, big supermarkets, big everything. Even the toilet bowls have more water in them than the ones in Italy … Continue reading

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Round 1: Bar Astra vs. Nerocaffè

My two favorite bars in Pesaro for drinking a cappuccino are Nerocaffè, located in the main piazza, and Bar Astra, located at the entrance to the centro storico. Nerocaffè opened last December and has since become a very popular hangout. … Continue reading

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L’ora dell’aperitivo

Ah, the aperitivo hour in Italy, like happy hour in the U.S. but so much better.  I love bitters and Italy is full of bitter aperitif options: Aperol is a spritzer favorite in Italy and is very refreshing, combining the … Continue reading

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The power of wind

Italians like to talk about wind. Many Italians (the older generation in particular) think that too much air can be unhealthy and can cause mal di gola (a sore throat) or cervicale (cervical syndrome, which affects the neck). I’ve often … Continue reading

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Autumn in full swing

The annual flower market is back in Pesaro’s main piazza, and it’s filled with gorgeous flowers, plants and fruit trees. Among other delights for sale are banana trees, pomegranate trees, pear trees, lemon trees, clementine trees, olive trees, hot peppers, … Continue reading

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Buon onomastico

September 29 is the feast day for St. Michael the Archangel—my husband’s “name day” or onomastico, in Italian. In Italy, people treat their onomastico as a second birthday celebration which is pretty cool. St. Laura’s feast day is October 19 … Continue reading

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Buon San Terenzio

Yesterday was the feast day of the patron saint of Pesaro—San Terenzio. Most shops were closed for the holiday and I heard several people greet each other with “Buon San Terenzio.” Alex and I checked out the procession at 5 … Continue reading

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